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  • KYTC crews in Louisville area ready for winter storm

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews will report to work on Friday morning ready to treat roads as a winter storm is predicted for western and central Kentucky.

    A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is forecast for midday on Friday in the Louisville area and will transition to snow by early evening requiring KYTC snowfighters to work long shifts clearing roadways.

  • Third person enters race for co. judge/executive

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The election deadline is looming but filings have been less than expected.

    A major filing over the past week was Tony Thompson, who will make a second run for the county judge’s position on the Democratic ticket.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts will have a Republican primary challenge from Jerry Summers, a longtime executive with Jim Beam Brands.

    The winner of the primary races will meet in the fall general election.

  • Prewitt selected as local Partner of Year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention’s Partner of the Year. 

    According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.

    During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools. 

  • LWC crews working multiple cold weather water main breaks

     The temperatures are over 30 degrees warmer than last week, but Louisville Water is still dealing with the remnants of last week’s artic weather.

    Since January 1, crews have repaired 122 water main breaks throughout the service area.

    Today, Louisville Water is repairing another 12 pipes that have broken. A typical day for Louisville Water is repairing two to three breaks.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 7, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Bible Reading Marathon

     The beginning of the year 2018 began with an event of biblical proportions in Bullitt County. The Shepherdsville Government Center hosted a Bible Reading Marathon, part of the Kentucky 120 challenge, with a goal of a similar event in all 120 Kentucky counties.

    Coordinator Depp Rasner said many volunteers from various churches, as well as intrigued individuals, were scheduled to participate. He said everyone was welcome to show up, sign in, and take a turn reading.

  • Local Farm Bureau earns Gold Star Awards

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau earned numerous Gold Star Awards during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization.

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Anything for Operation Santa

     Overdale staff, including Caitlin Valdez, along with local police officers, including Hillview officer Scott Barrow, agreed to take a pie in the face as part of the Operation Santa program at the elementary school.

    Hillview's Operation Santa program donated 400 boxes full of food and toys to area families. The annual program is organized by the city's recreation department.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86, based in Hillview, held vaqrious fundraising events at area schools, collecting over $1,700 for the program.

  • Health staff also worried about impact on pension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The good news is that your might have over $600,000 in surplus funds.

    The bad news is that retirement benefit changes might require you to come up with another $465,000.

    The moral of the story is that the Bullitt County Public Health Board will not be spending any excess fees in the near future.

    Bullitt County Health Department director Andrea Renfrow said that the good news in terms of revenue is that frugal spending and some state assistance will result in the district having surplus funds.

  • Merit board affirms decision of sheriff in deputy’s appeal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A merit board stood behind the action taken by the Bullitt County sheriff.

    Deputy Daniel Miller filed an appeal to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board after he was moved to a first shift position.

    Rob Flaherty, an assistant county attorney representing sheriff Donnie Tinnell, told the merit board that Miller had a documented medical condition which made it difficult for him to work at night.